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Culture of Indore City

Indore also known as Mini Mumbai is the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh. The cultural heritage of Indore includes magnificent remains of its glorious past, soulful religious places and beautiful surroundings. Indore culture is a unique blend of various cultures from across the country and makes it a perfect destination to be explored. You will be enthralled to see the royalty and the simplicity of the city. It is known for its food and festivals and welcomes the visitors with warmth.

So come, explore the splendid city and lose yourself in its magical charm. Indore has become a center of trade, commerce and learning. Due to this a lot of people have settled here for occupation, studies, cultural diversity and peaceful environment. This has given the city a true cosmopolitan nature. You will find people belonging to different cultural backgrounds and speaking varied languages. The major languages spoken in Indore are Hindi, Marathi, English, Rajasthani, Malawi, Punjabi and Sindhi.

 

Some Places to Visit Indore :

Rajwada Rajwada
The Holkar Palace (Rajwada) is close to the Chhatris, in the main square. It is a seven-storied building (only facade remains) built over two centuries and is built in a mixture of Maratha, Mughal and French style.

Chhatri BaugChhatri Baug
Chhatris or cenotaphs erected in memory of the Holkar rulers and their families are incomparable examples of Maratha architecture and sculpture. These Chhatris were the temples where Holkars used.

 

Lal Baug PalaceLal Baug Palace
It is one of the grandest monuments the Holkar dynasty reflecting the taste, grandeur and lifestyle of the Holkars. It is the ancestral palace of the rulers. Many royal receptions were held here and at one time it contained one of the best rose gardens of the country.

Kanch MandirKanch Mandir
This Jain temple is an architectural marvel in glass, built by The Cotton King Sir Hukamchand in the early 20th century. The walls, ceiling, floor, pillars and doors are entirely inlaid with glass. There are paintings done in coloured glass depicting stories from Jain.

 

Indore MuseumIndore Museum
The Indore museum housing the finest collection of Parmar sculptures from Hinglajgarh is also known for its collection of coins, arms and armours. The Parmar style originated here and is characterized by proportionate figures, carefully and ornately depicted in stone.

MG Hall MG Hall
He present Mahatma Gandhi Hall was initially named as King Edward Hall when it was built in the year 1904. It was then renamedto Mahatma Gandhi Hall only in 1948. The building is made up of Seoni stones and is built in Indo-Gothic style.

 

 

Near By Places to Visit  in Madhya Pradesh:

GoumatgiriGoumatgiri
Gomatgiri is a small hillock near Indore. It is situated amidst picturesque surroundings. Just 10 minutes drive from the Indore airport, Gomatgiri is a pious place for the Jain religion devotees. There is a 21 feet statue of Gomateshwar built here.

PanchmarhiPanchmarhi
It is walkers’ paradise, 1100m above sea level. It is wrapped in lush green meadows and rinsed by many streams & water falls. Located in Satpura range it’s the idyllic hill Station. Pachmarhi is still a popular tourist retreat; its elevation offers some relief from the.

 

MaheshwarMaheshwar
Maheshwar is located around 75 kms to the  of Indore. It was the Capital city of Ahilyadevi, who had built a fortress on the banks of river Narmada. The temples & mighty fort complex stand in quiet beauty mirroned in the river below. Rajgaddi, Rajwada and carved overhanging.

Ujjain Ujjain
Indore is the nearest airport for visiting two important Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is the seat of Mahakal (The lord of time).One of the 12 celebrated Jyotilingas across the country. The Kumbh Fair is held every 12 years. Ujjian enjoyed a position of considerable importance in the field of .

 

OmkareshwarOmkareshwar
It is situated around 78 kms to the South of Indore, on an “OM” shaped island in the valley of river Narmada. It is also one of the 12 “Jyotirlinga” of Lord Shiva. In this religious town there are several other grand temples including that of Maheshwar. Just 9 kms. From Omkareshwar are located the Kajalrani Caves, a place abounding in natural splendour & a great adventure spot. Recently a major dam has been constructed on the river Narmada at Omkareshwar which also offers boating opportunities.

ManduMandu
It is situated in the Vindhya range, South of Indore about 100 kms. at a height of about 2,000 ft above Sea Level. There are several architectural marvels like Jahaz Mahal, a palace built in the centre of a lake like a ship, Hindola Mahal, Jama Masjid and Hosangshah’s tomb. The city is surrounded by fortified wall which is 45 kms long and has 12 gates. The most famous and grand is the Dilli Darwaza. It is a great tourist destination especially during monsoon.

 

Mohankheda Mohankheda
Mohankheda is a Jain temple situated 47 km from Dhar on Indore-Ahmedabad Highway. It was established by Poojya Gurudev Shri Rajendra Surishwarji Maharaj around 1940. This Teerth has Shodh Shikhari Jinalaya,16 fit high Bhagvann Shri Adinathji’s Pratima Surishwarji, Shri Yatindra Surishswarji and Shri Vindyachandra Surishwarji Maharaj Sahab.

BandhavgarhBandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh National Park is located inVindhya hills in M.P. with a core area of 105 sq km. It is known for the “ Royal Bengal Tigers”. The destiny of Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is highest known in India.Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers.Under Mughal rule.

 

KhajurahoKhajuraho
Khajuraho is famous for its extraordinary temple built by Chandel kings in 10th century, just 22 of the original 85 temples still remain.

 

 

 

 

 



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